Kethe, William


b ?Scotland c1530, d Dorset 1594. His early years are obscure; he is known to have been active in 1559, and exiled in Frankfurt (1555) and Geneva (1557) during Queen Mary’s reign. He may have worked on the (English) Geneva Bible of 1560. Rector of Childe Okeford, Dorset (1561–93), when he may have been active elsewhere since the parish had two clergy; there are altogether too many ‘maybe’s’ and ‘probably’s’ to form a clear picture of his career. He supplied 25 metrical Psalms for the Anglo-Genevan Psalter of 1561, all of which (with others) were included in the Scottish Psalter of 1564–65. He was also a writer of secular ballads. No.100A.

Hymns and songs by Kethe, William

Number Hymn Name
100A All people that on earth do dwell